DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a brown with an amber color. Slightly sour, with oak and caramel flavoring. Well balanced on that palate. Sweet!!!!
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bg80 (47) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Could be more crisply sour if not for the somewhat cloying sweetness underlying the palate. Prominent dark grapes.
Sarlacc83 (1218) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Apex, post CBC.
A: Dark red color that’s near to purple, and an off-white head.
N: Cherry, balsamic vinegar, acetone, leather, cabernet wine grape, oak, hint of olive, some tobacco leave, currant and maybe some fig.
T: Quite tart; light background sweetness.
M: Medium body, sharp carbonation, alcohol is hidden.
O: A complex goodie from Rare Barrel. Superior to Cascade’s offerings, such as Sang Noir or Sang Royale.
Danyel (1329) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Apex in Portland. Pours dark brown with red hues. Aroma of wood, oak, vanilla, dark beries. Taste is rich flavor, light sour, flavorful throughout with a great finish. Overall, very good.
vtafro (4485) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruby brown pour with tan. Sour aromas, fruit, Brett and dark tones. Chocolate, fruit, sour flavors.
Ontape (451) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brett/lacto/oak dark sour. Chocolate and stone fruit show up on the nose too. Medium sour kick, light to moderate funk.
Bacterial (2068) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy light brown pour. Slight tan head. Sour fruit nose. Lightly tart taste. Cherry, stone fruits.
merc7186 (2477) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sour Dark Fruit, Plums, Mildly Bitter Cherry
Appearance: Deep Brownish/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Dark Plums, Cranberries, Bitter Cherry
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Tart
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like a sour brown ale. Taste is medium sourness and mild malt. Tastes more like a sour red than, say, a sour stout. Medium sharp carbonation and medium body.
fraternie (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour aromas, traces of caramel malt, which mixes with elements of citrusy banana, dark fruit and a musty, funky chalk/ brett note. Creamy caramel creeps in underneath to add a malty backbone to the sourness as this lingers with finesse.
after4ever (6549) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, capped. Thanks, J! Pours a murky dark amber with a loose creamy tan head. Bright tangy nose showing oak, balsamic, a hint of strawberry quality, and some basement, maybe a bit of moss. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Balsamic, basement, strawberries, and oak on the mid palate. Long tangy dry finish. Beautifully balanced and approachable throughout.